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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Humbolt.

    : And it's going to get even better! Human nature being what it is, all the people currently making $15 an hour will demand a 50 percent increase because they have more talent than someone who only knows how to drop a bag of raw potatoes into boiling grease to make French fries, bringing them to $30 an hour; then those currently making $30 an hour will expect a 50 percent increase because they've been there longer and seniority has to count for something since they're expected to manage the lesser talented employees; and so on, ad nauseam.

    I read somewhere recently that the average pay at McDonalds nationwide is $9 per hour. Jumping that to $15 an hour is over a 60 percent increase in pay, if my math is correct. I'm thinking back to when I worked full time and what my boss's reaction might have been had I asked for an immediate 60 per cent increase in pay. He'd still be laughing at that one, while recounting it to his friends at cocktail parties!

    When was it decided that businesses should be expected to serve as social welfare establishments anyway? This is going to mean a big loss in jobs, I fear, since business doesn't have the luxury of having access to taxpayer money like the government does. There's a reason why businesses like GM went to robotics - it was cheaper! Could McDonalds do the same?
    They'll price themselves out of the market in short order (no pun intended). The unions would like to believe they can control the market, but we live in a global economy now whether they like it or not. I agree this business will either automate or fill the void with third world workers, or both. I don't want to see these people cut their own throats, but there's not much I can do to stop them if they're intent on doing it. I just watch in amazement as these people go for the poisoned carrot.

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    She doesn't have the resources to do it.
    you have to put down 40% of the cost of the restaurant.

    however I would rather open a chick fil a. it only takes 10000 to open a chick fil a, but their interview process is a beast.
    I met someone that knew the owners of chick fil a. I think 90% of the people that apply for a franchise are shot down.

    even if she did open one.

    she would soon realize that it is not possible to pay people 15 dollars an hour and stay open.
    so lets look at this logically.

    at 15 dollars an hour working 8 hours a day with 8 people on a shift. that is 960 dollars for 1 day payroll (that is nothing else just payroll.)
    even at 10 dollars a burger (who the heck would pay that for a mcdonalds burger?) that is still 96 burgers a day you have to sell.
    since we all know that no one in their right mind would pay 10 bucks for a mcdonalds burger that means the price has to go down.

    even at 5 dollars that is still 192 burgers.

    that is just to meet payroll for the day that doesn't include water, electric or any other overhead costs. not to mention that you have to pay 4%
    of your receipts to corporate for franchising fee's.
    You're making that up. She said its all done with free money from the government.

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    You're making that up. She said its all done with free money from the government.
    oopss my mistake I forget everything in life is free from the government.

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Really? Those were your only options? Please give us a break.
    Apparently you didn't go to school for IT back in the 90s.

    Let me know when you are enticed into a career field only to see it die while you are in college(while gaining tons of debt). That is where my skills were back when I was in high school, and of course with the way the internet and IT was booming, it seemed like an obvious choice.

    You must have missed the part where I said small town, therefore lack of choices of jobs in the state I was in. I wasn't in Washington State at the time.
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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Fight the good fight! Nobody working full time in the United States should be living in poverty.

    McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a rise | Business | The Guardian

    Thousands of McDonald’s employees and union activists descended on the company’s headquarters near Chicago on Thursday to hold the biggest ever protest against “poverty wages” paid to most of its 400,000 employees, as the company’s board gathered for its annual shareholder meeting. About 5,000 McDonald’s employees from across the US chanted: “We work, we sweat, put $15 in our cheque” as they marched towards the burger giant’s headquarters holding banners reading “McDonald’s: $15 and Union Rights, Not Food Stamps.” As the meeting began protesters delivered a petition signed by 1.4m people calling on the company to support a $15 minimum wage and to respect workers’ rights to unionize.

    “We’re here to tell McDonald’s and its shareholders to invest in the company and its workers instead of wealthy hedge fund managers and executives,” said Kwanza Brooks, a McDonald’s worker and mother of three from Charlotte, North Carolina, who is paid $7.25 an hour. “We’re tired of relying on food stamps to feed our own families. We need $15 and the right to form a union and we need it now.” Terrence Wise, 35, travelled 12 hours by bus from Kansas City with his three young daughters. “Was it worth it to stand here? Yes definitely. I want my voice to be heard. I’ve worked at McDonald’s and Burger King for 11 years earning $8 an hour. I have three little girls to care for. I work two jobs, my partner works too, yet we still struggle to survive. We rely on food stamps. I don’t want to live on food stamps, I want to get paid what I deserve and work hard for. McDonald’s can clearly afford to pay us a living wage. They need to, now.”
    First I agree with the $15.00 in their check. That is what they are worth, $15.00

    Now I want to know how many of the so called McDonald's employees were actually employees of the company as opposed to union operatives posing as employees.

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    McDonald's: 'Union attack' on the brand - May. 21, 2015

    About 2,000 people took part in a peaceful protest Wednesday outside the fast-food chain's corporate offices in Oak Brook, Ill., according to the local police department. Organizers said 5,000 fast-food cooks and cashiers joined in the march.

    On Thursday, protesters hope to deliver a petition with more than one million signatures calling on McDonald's (MCD) to raise wages to $15 an hour.

    McDonald's charged the demonstrations are part of an $80-million publicity campaign by the Service Employees International Union, which is working to organize workers across the fast-food industry.

    "The union has spent its members' dues money in the past two years attacking the McDonald's brand...in an unsuccessful attempt to unionize workers," the company said in a statement.


    Fast food workers and those in other low-wage jobs have been taking to the streets over the past two years to demand wages of at least $15 an hour. Last year, more than 100 workers were arrested at McDonald's annual shareholder meeting.

    Many McDonald's workers say they are forced to rely on public assistance, while the company has rewarded investors by buying back billions worth of stock over the years.

    "It's time for McDonald's to respect the workers on the front lines as much as they have respected shareholders by putting $30 billion in their pockets over the last 10 years," said SEIU president Mary Kay Henry.
    McDonald's said the company and its independent franchise owners "are standing strong and together in the face of this union attack."



    and progressives wonder why unions are losing favor?

    hey...i got an idea....let's attack Mcdonald's in an 80 million campaign with our workers dues.....

    that has to be a GOOD USE for them, right?

    lfmao....the stupidity
    You would think unions would learn their lesson.

    They unionized factories and those jobs disappeared to other countries.


    What do they think will happen here?

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    LOL

    The beauty of these SEIU Union Thug backed actions is it illustrates just how pathetic many of these people truly are. $8/hr, for 11 years.

    If that isn't a testament to the overall failure of our liberal education system, I don't know what could illustrate it better. 11 years of buying the company line from liberal/progressives, and now they are buying the line from one of the most corrupt labor unions in the United States.

    Society doesn't need to set policy based on failure. It should set it based on examples of success.

    Leave it to Prog/Libs to champion failure as a roll model for success.
    Why would they put a loser like that in the story knowing we will see him for what he is?

    That doesn't help their narrative, well maybe in their mind it does.

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Why would they put a loser like that in the story knowing we will see him for what he is?

    That doesn't help their narrative, well maybe in their mind it does.
    When marketing swamp land in Florida, it's important to remember the target audience. The people who see through the smoke and mirrors aren't the target audience. They are the ones who would believe all those signatures, and all those people, are actually McDonald's employees, and not SEIU union thug activists paid by the crooked money the SEIU has taken from taxpayers.
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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Fascinating how conservatives look down on the less fortunate people and how they actually root against other working people.

    Compassionate conservatism and it's idea of trying to improve the general welfare of society is dead and gone. It's been replaced by vicious greedy people who worship their politics and selfish ideology.
    Who would these less fortunate people be?

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Fight the good fight! Nobody working full time in the United States should be living in poverty.

    McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a rise | Business | The Guardian

    Thousands of McDonald’s employees and union activists descended on the company’s headquarters near Chicago on Thursday to hold the biggest ever protest against “poverty wages” paid to most of its 400,000 employees, as the company’s board gathered for its annual shareholder meeting. About 5,000 McDonald’s employees from across the US chanted: “We work, we sweat, put $15 in our cheque” as they marched towards the burger giant’s headquarters holding banners reading “McDonald’s: $15 and Union Rights, Not Food Stamps.” As the meeting began protesters delivered a petition signed by 1.4m people calling on the company to support a $15 minimum wage and to respect workers’ rights to unionize.

    “We’re here to tell McDonald’s and its shareholders to invest in the company and its workers instead of wealthy hedge fund managers and executives,” said Kwanza Brooks, a McDonald’s worker and mother of three from Charlotte, North Carolina, who is paid $7.25 an hour. “We’re tired of relying on food stamps to feed our own families. We need $15 and the right to form a union and we need it now.” Terrence Wise, 35, travelled 12 hours by bus from Kansas City with his three young daughters. “Was it worth it to stand here? Yes definitely. I want my voice to be heard. I’ve worked at McDonald’s and Burger King for 11 years earning $8 an hour. I have three little girls to care for. I work two jobs, my partner works too, yet we still struggle to survive. We rely on food stamps. I don’t want to live on food stamps, I want to get paid what I deserve and work hard for. McDonald’s can clearly afford to pay us a living wage. They need to, now.”
    Anyone satisfied working at McDonalds for eight bucks an hour deserves eight bucks an hour. Minimum wage jobs aren't supposed to be a career. They are a starting point in a working life and a resume builder that should lead to better things. I saw a Bernie Sanders video this morning in which he said the real unemployment rate was 13%. I agree with Bernie about this, probably the only thing Bernie and I agree about. Lots of people looking or out of work. Fire the malcontents and hire new crews.
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